June 2014: Explore

June 2014: Explore

News & Views


How Sleep Clears the Mind

University of Rochester Medical Center research reports that while we sleep, our brains…continued

News & Views


Skin Deep

A new companion app allows users to scan the bar codes of their favorite products right at…continued

Head Out

Rock On: Get Into Rock Climbing

Rock On: Get Into Rock Climbing

Thanks to its physical and mental challenges, rock climbing gives new meaning to upward…continued


How to Handle a Move

How To Handle A Move

Tips for navigating the stress of relocating and feeling at home in a new place from…continued

News & Views


Watermelon Power

New science supports the old notion that drinking watermelon juice eases postexercise…continued

Honestly, Dara

The Beauty of Cooking Simply

The Beauty of Cooking Simple

Food writer Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl on how not to cloak good food in canned chemical goo. …continued

Expert Answers


Expert Answers: On Caffeine and Exercise, and Overexercising

Our fitness experts tackle your questions on caffeine and athletic performance, and…continued



Be Strong

Strength training isn’t just for building muscle anymore: It’s an all-in-one…continued


The Unexpected Gifts of Travel

The Unexpected Gifts of Travel

Why a change of scenery can make us feel better about everything — including ourselves.…continued

Reading List

Escapist Reading

Escapist Reading

Choose your own summer adventure with a trio of travel books that explore life off the…continued


This Is Your Body on Ibuprofen

This Is Your Body on Ibuprofen

How NSAIDS — nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen, naproxen, and…continued

Letter From the Founder-Perspective

Explore Your Circumstances

Dissatisfied with your lot in life? Anxious about what’s ahead? Life Time founder Bahram…continued

How I'm Doing It

Spiritual Journey: Kandace MacKaben’s Success Story

Spiritual Journey: Kandace MacKaben’s Success Story

A long-distance bike trip that changed one woman’s life forever.…continued



All the Right Moves (Slideshow)

People new to strength training often think that each muscle needs its own separate…continued



The Ultimate Obstacle-Course Workout (Video)

Training for your first obstacle-course race? This functional, whole-body workout will…continued

The Workout

The Ultimate Obstacle-Course Workout

The Ultimate Obstacle-Course Workout

Prepare to tackle a variety of races with this scalable training plan that’s designed to…continued

Confident Cook


Discover Fermented Foods

Fermented foods not only support the immune system, they provide strains of good bacteria…continued

Well Informed Giveaways


#ELSummerFun Giveaway!

Summer is officially around the corner — and we want to see what you're up to!…continued


The Truth About Artificial Food Colorings

The Truth About Artificial Food Colorings

European countries require warning labels on foods containing certain dyes. Why isn’t…continued

On the Cover


Angela Sun: Explorer

The journalist, documentary filmmaker, and surfer talks about her passions for…continued

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